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Retronauts on the 20th Anniversary of Gunpei Yokoi’s Death

Gunpei Yokoi’s legacy is one of sensible choices and thoughtful compromise. I admire him greatly as a professional. Jeremy Parish has a retrospective on Retronauts.com:

Yokoi liked to create gadgets. More than that, he liked to come up with clever hacks. He had a keen eye for simple but unexpected ideas that would translate into fun toys, along with an unerring sense of how to make those products affordable for the widest audience possible. Rather than saving costs by using cheap materials, Yokoi preferred to match low prices to premium quality production by making cuts at the conceptual level.

Same, Gunpei. Same.

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Singer IZEK Sewing Machine/Nintendo Game Boy Color Instructional Video VHS

What a zany thing to have existed:

This is the instructional video that was bundled with the Singer IZEK sewing machine/Game Boy Color combo. Hopefully this will help others who may be struggling to set up or operate their IZEKs or for those who just want to enjoy awesome VHS goodness!

via Frank Cifaldi on twitter.

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Gameboy Advance Emulator for iOS

No jailbreak required, compiles and deploys in Xcode like any normal app.

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GameBoy Emulation in JavaScript

A fascinating look at an ongoing project by Imran Nazar, creating a GameBoy emulator in JS. Worth a read for programmers of any stripe.

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Another World Ported to JavaScript

To go with the pure-JS NES and GameBoy emulators, here’s a port of the 1991 classic Another World in plain ‘ol JavaScript. Impressive. For now, it shares the same problem as the aforementioned emulators: No sound support.